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Q: Good Morning
These stocks are in my wife's US Riff account
What US stock or stocks would you recommend as an addition to this list?
She is overweight in both finance and tech in her Canadian Riff so looking for alternative suggestions with some growth and a modest dividend?

Read Answer Asked by Marcel on February 21, 2024
Q: The dividend announcement seems to be well received. Can you comment on the implications of this if one plans to hold for the next 10+ years? Are there companies that you can use to parallel the potential future returns? Is Apple, Visa or MasterCard good proxy? Meta is likely to be aggressive in dividend increases.
Read Answer Asked by Sal on February 12, 2024
Q: Hi 5i, I currently hold JPM in a registered account and I'm looking for more growth in the next 5 to 10 years. Which of the three listed has the best growth profile and is shareholder friendly. I want to stay in the financial sector and if you have a better idea, an idea listed as a CDR, please suggest. Thx.
Read Answer Asked by Christopher on February 01, 2024
Q: I own these stocks in my open account and would like to add to my investment in these stocks. How would you rate these stocks on a 5 year hold with a rating of 10 being highly recommended and purchase not recommended rated as 1. Thank you
Read Answer Asked by Don on January 31, 2024
Q: This is a question regarding portfolio composition, which I would describe as alpha-balanced. I have chosen not to invest in real estate (as I own a home) or materials (too volatile). I am overweight in Tech (17.5%), Industrials (19.25%) and Finance (22.3%). The other sectors are all at appropriate weights. I am somewhat concerned about having too much allocated to financials and seeking advice. The stocks I hold in relatively equal amounts are: BAM, BN, X, V and HMAX. (I hold HMAX strictly for the out-sized dividend with the expectation of little growth; with a solid dividend here, it frees up other funds to invest in more aggressive companies that don't pay dividends such as HPS.A and LMN.). Long story short: do I have too many eggs in one basket, or do my financials have sufficiently different drivers that you would be comfortable with this imbalance? Any other comments with regard to the strategy behind my chosen portfolio composition would be most welcome. Many thanks.
Read Answer Asked by Maureen on January 17, 2024
Q: I am overweight in financials with BNS, TD, SLF, POW, Visa and underweight in Utilities. I was thinking of letting POW go. Thoughts on this?

For Utilities, I looked at TA with its very low P/E but it is still stuck in non-renewables at the moment. Thoughts on this? What utility (ies) would you suggest?

I am just asking for thoughts/suggestions.
Your advice is greatly appreciated.
Read Answer Asked by Dan on January 11, 2024
Q: I have some cash in my RRSP account that I will be investing in the next couple of weeks. I understand that Dividend US Equity investments are preferred for RRSP accounts. I am considering the above stocks for my RRSP. Please advise if these stocks are considered Dividend US Equity investments and rank the stocks in order of preference for a 5 year hold.
In my RRSP Direct Investing account, I have the option of converting CDN funds to US funds before purchasing US stocks. Would you recommend converting CDN funds to US funds before purchasing US stocks?
Read Answer Asked by Don on November 21, 2023
Q: Hi 5i; I would like your assessment of Fiserv Inc. (FI). It has started to trend up off the lows of 2022 and I am back into positive territory but not certain this is still one to hold. I am interested in the outlook for this stock individually and whether you see it in the top quartile performer in a crowded and competitive space electronic payments.

Id also appreciate your comment on the Goodwill number on Sept 30th balance sheet; seems excessive?

Thanks very much.
Read Answer Asked by Dave on November 07, 2023
Q: Hi,

I hold VIG and have decided I'd like to instead concentrate my holdings on two stocks: UNH and V. Are there any obvious red flags with these two companies. I know there is no comparison between and ETF and individual stocks. Sector is not a concern.

Thank you. Michael
Read Answer Asked by Michael on October 26, 2023
Q: Hello, can you tell me how close the NEO listed CDRs are tracking the US listed companies? Also, is there a no fee site where I can compare the performance of the CDRs against their US equivalents? I dont see tHis functionality on 5i and it would be nice to have. Thanks.
Read Answer Asked by Anthony on October 06, 2023
Q: What is your top 6 picks regardless if Cad / US based / sectors. Also supply entry price and brief explanation on why you like your picks...Thanks for your help with this.
Read Answer Asked by Terence on October 03, 2023
Q: Hi group please indicate in what order and at what entry price would you add to the above stocks. Only comment on the top 10 out of above list (i have a 100k to spend would you go all in now or wait until markets settle Thanks for your help with this decision
Read Answer Asked by Terence on September 28, 2023
Q: Gentlemen;

What 5 core stocks, Canadian or US, would you want to add to today?
Read Answer Asked by Ronald on September 27, 2023
Q: My son is starting an FHSA account at Wealthsimple. With the goal of contributing monthly and maximizing the limit over 5 to 7 years before needing funds. What combination of ETF's and blue chip stocks would you recommend that combines steady/increasing dividends, capital appreciation and minimal downside risk. Looking for a manageable # and combination of stock/Etf

Thank you
Read Answer Asked by Harry on September 27, 2023
Q: Hello 5i Team,

I'm creating TFSAs for my two children, and I would like to purchase a basket of 15-20 Canadian stocks and CIBC CDRs, since their accounts are commission-free.

Could you please recommend some names for me to consider with a focus on growth while maintaining some sector diversity.

Would you recommend adding a global ETF for geographical diversity? If so, what?

Feel free to subtract as many credits as you see fit.

Thanks, as always, for your helpful advice.

Read Answer Asked by Keith on September 11, 2023